These seminars are open to Oxford research students and Faculty members working in international law as well as to visiting scholars. The seminars offer an opportunity for members of the Oxford PIL research community to present their work - at various stages - to fellow students and academics in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Held on Wednesday mornings in term time, from 09.30 to 10.30 in the Wharton Room in All Souls College. Each week a researcher makes a brief presentation on the subject of his or her research and the topic is then opened for discussion. This is one of the liveliest and most searching forums for discussion of international law in the University, and is an excellent way of keeping up to date in the subject and of honing analytical skills.

Papers presented in 2016-2017

The Alleged Prohibition on Pro-Government Intervention in Civil Wars, Zac Vermeer

Investment Arbitration and EU State Aid Law, Thomas Leiflander             

Non-recognition of State Immunity in Response to Internationally Wrongful Acts, Daniel Franchini

Concurrent Engagement of State and Individual Responsibility under International Law, Sotirios-Ioannis Lekkas

Interpretation by the ECtHR of Rules of International Law Potentially Conflicting with Rights Protected under the ECHR, Nikiforos Panagis

Integration through Interpretation: an Obligation of the International Adjudicative and Norm-Setting Bodies to Interpret Treaties against the Background of International Law System, Yulia Ioffe

The challenges of interdisciplinary research, Professor Catherine Redgwell          

Derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in Times of Armed Conflict, Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

The Place of Internal Case Law at the International Criminal Court: Interpreting Article 21 (2) of the Rome Statute, Joshua Wabwire

The Interpretation of Public International Law by Swiss Courts, Odile Ammann

The Immunity of International Organizations and The Right of Access to Court under the European Convention on Human Rights, Sachintha Dias Mudalige

Do Bilateral Treaties Concluded by China apply to Hong Kong and Macau?, Ruijun Dai

Disputing the Content of Obligations to Cooperate, Patricia Jimenez Kwast

The Identity of Individual and State Injury in International Claims, Jessica Howley

The Principle of Legality in the Statute of the International Criminal Court: Assessing some Retroactivity Issues arising from Security Council Referrals and ad hoc Declarations, Talita de Souza Dias

The 1982 Constitutional Principles of the UN Security Council and their Continued Legal Relevance in Post-constitutionalism Namibia, Ndjodi Ndeunyema               

Human Rights Unbound: Problematising Extraterritoriality, Lea Raible   

The Place of Case Law at the International Criminal Court, Joshua Wabwire

‘States’ regulatory powers and public law concepts in international investment law and practice’, Callum Musto

Fisheries Enforcement and the Law of the Sea: Problems and New Approaches, Akis Papastavridis